RailYatri - Making Traveling Easier For Indians

Sarika Anand Sarika Anand
May 22, 2021 6 min read
RailYatri - Making Traveling Easier For Indians

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With 63,000 kilometers of rail routes and 6,800 stations, India's passenger rail network is the world's third-largest after Russia and China and the largest in passenger-kilometers. With over 1.5 million employees, Indian Railways is the world's largest employer. Trains run almost anywhere in India, and it's fair to say that you can travel by train the length and breadth of the country between any two Indian cities or major towns.

With over 23.9 million passengers traveling and commuting by train every day, RailYatri aims to provide detailed and inclusive information to its passengers, allowing them to make informed decisions and simplifying their train travels. RailYatri is a leading website for train passengers on Indian Railways.

RailYatri - Company Highlights

Startup Name RailYatri
Also Known As Stelling Technologies Private Limited
Headquarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Industry Tourism
Founders Kapil Raizada, Manish Rathi and, Sachin Saxena
Founded 2011
Current CEO Manish Rathi
Website www.railyatri.in

About RailYatri and How it Works?
RailYatri - Recent News
RailYatri - Name, Logo and Tagline
RailYatri - Founders and History
RailYatri - Mission and Vision
RailYatri - Revenue and Growth
RailYatri - Funding and Investors
RailYatri - Acquisitions
RailYatri - Competitors
RailYatri - Future Plans
RailYatri - FAQs

About RailYatri and How it Works?

RailYatri is a company that created a mobile app and a web portal to make train travel easier. Its app provides users with information on locating and booking trains, as well as real-time alerts, meal reservations, station positions, seat availability and forecasts, live announcements, and rider commentary, allowing them to schedule and make train travel decisions.

RailYatri was conceived as a data-driven “intelligent” and consumer-centric travel platform. It is a Made-in-India and Made-for-India product company. RailYatri is the fastest-growing consumer brand in the intercity transportation space, as well as an innovator.

Last year, the company launched an intercity bus service, IntrCity SmartBus, in addition to providing train ticket details and services. It operates a bus service in 20 cities, including Delhi–Lucknow, Delhi–Kanpur, Mumbai–Pune, Bengaluru–Hyderabad, and Chennai–Coimbatore, to name a few. RailYatri has also introduced a 'flexi-ticket' feature, which allows users to make last-minute adjustments to their plans if train reservations are unavailable.


RailYatri - Simplifying Train Travel

RailYatri - Recent News

As of 2020, IntrCity, RailYatri' s smart bus network, raises funds in India to expand its fleet. Omidyar Network and Blume Ventures joined the round, which was led by Infosys Co-founder Nandan Nilekani and Samsung Venture Investment Corporation.

“It gives us great joy to announce that we have just closed our funding round with Nandan Nilekani and Samsung Venture Investment coming on board as a strategic investor,” the company tweeted.

RailYatri - Name, Logo and Tagline

The RailYatri tagline states, "Simplifying train travel", which is their core mission.

RailYatri' s Company Logo
RailYatri' s Company Logo

RailYatri - Founders and History

Kapil Raizada, Manish Rathi and Sachin Saxena are the founders of RailYatri which was founded in 2011.

RailYatri' s Founders
RailYatri' s Founders

RailYatri began in 2011 when a group of technology experts came together to break open the information black box that engulfs information about Indian railways. While Indian Railways is the preferred mode of transportation for the vast majority of the Indian population, pertinent information is not readily available, and what is available is dispersed.

RailYatri stepped in at that point to address the concerns of its railway passengers. It has always aimed to be a capable train travel counsellor, assisting passengers in making well-informed train travel decisions.

RailYatri' s app-based platform was introduced in 2014 with the aim of being a real-time guide for train passengers. RailYatri' s smartphone and web platforms had surpassed one million downloads and two million monthly active users in less than a year.

RailYatri - Mission and Vision

RailYatri' s mission is to make travel in India easier for Indians. They believe that knowledge will characterize the next generation of travel platforms, and they want to keep developing smarter products for users. Before they arrived, the company's category didn't exist, and they aren't finished yet. That is, to have a regular effect on the lives of millions of travelers and to become the most preferred long-distance travel network.


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RailYatri - Revenue and Growth

In terms of the financial health of RailYatri in FY19, as of February 2020, it had operating revenue of INR 12.16 crore and losses of INR 39.43 crore. The company has racked up losses of INR 82.4 crore so far.

The company's Train Ticketing, IntrCity Smart Buses, and Transit Food market verticals are all rising at 15-20% month over month. They have established themselves as India's leading intercity transportation network.

RailYatri - Funding and Investors

The RailYatri funding is as follows:

Date Round Amount Lead Investors
Feb 24, 2020 Series B ₹100M Nandan Nilekani
Apr 27, 2018 Series B $8M Omidyar Network
May 23, 2017 Non Equity Assistance $50K Google Launchpad Accelerator
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RailYatri - Acquisitions

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RailYatri - Competitors

Trainman, OMitra, ConfirmTkt, Railofy, and Travelkhana are RailYatri' s top five competitors. Between their estimated 133 workers, they have earned over 2.7 million dollars. RailYatri has the highest sales among its top ten competitors.


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RailYatri - Future Plans

In India, intercity transportation is a $17 billion industry with an annual growth rate of 8%.

“Our rapidly growing economy is fuelling the need for travel across every small city and town, and this trend will continue. With the next half billion Indians coming online over the next three to five years, they will look for pan-India multi-modal transportation platforms,” says Manish Rathi, co-founder of RailYatri.

Aside from that, the startup expects ecosystem collaborations to drive consumer growth and interaction (on the bus, food, and ticketing fronts).

"The latest investments will help us further expand our IntrCity SmartBus network and enhance our tech platform. We intend to expand our SmartBus fleet to 300 from the current 84 over the next few months and are on track for a managed fleet of 2000 by 2022," the company stated.

RailYatri - FAQs

What does RailYatri do?

RailYatri is a company that creates a mobile app and a web portal to make train travel easier. Its app provides users with information on locating and booking trains, as well as real-time alerts, meal reservations, station positions, seat availability and forecasts, live announcements, and rider commentary, allowing them to schedule and make train travel decisions.

Who founded RailYatri?

RailYatri was founded by Kapil Raizada, Manish Rathi and, Sachin Saxena in 2011.

Which companies do RailYatri compete with?

Trainman, OMitra, ConfirmTkt, Railofy, and Travelkhana are RailYatri' s top five competitors.

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